the easiest homemade tomato soup

Author: angiem, 09 16th, 2009

6 large garden tomatoes, halved lengthwise

half cube butter

4 large cloves garlic

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried

sprinkle of dried crushed red pepper

2 cups chicken stock

½ cup heavy cream

4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

lots of baguette slices

olive oil

Heat the butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and let the butter and garlic blend with it until it becomes almost a sauce.  Stir in the rosemary, thyme and dried crushed red pepper. Add chicken stock and bring it to boil. Reduce heat and add the half-cup of heavy cream. Simmer uncovered until soup thickens slightly, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Preheat broiler. Brush baguette slices with some olive oil. Transfer to large baking sheet. Broil until golden. Serve alongside soup.

Now, I am really not a cook which is a shame, for I sure love to eat.  And more than anything else, I gravitate to those foods that take time and patience.  I’ve read and heard some amazing women say that the trick is having a few fabulous recipes up one’s sleeve to whip up at a moment’s notice. A few for every season, I suppose is best.  Enjoy!

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14 Responses to “the easiest homemade tomato soup”

  1. Aurora Says:

    That IS the easiest tomato soup! Sounds delish :)

  2. Carmenica Turc Says:

    Sounds pretty simple, I’ll have to make me some!!

  3. Tay Talk Says:

    Tomato soup is my favorite soup. I look forward to making this!

  4. Jena Says:

    I am willing to bet you aren’t as bad a cook as you like to imply ;). Soup sounds just the thing right now with the chill we’ve been getting. Have a great rest of the week!

  5. angiem Says:

    Jena, oh yes I am. But I am very lucky that hubby’s got an extraordinary talent in the kitchen.

  6. Susan Mills Says:

    Hi Angie,
    This recipe looks yummy. I’ve had a cold for the last several days, so soup sounds especially good. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again sometime.

  7. Stephanie Faris Says:

    Looks great…my boyfriend likes tomato soup but I don’t. Still, I may make it just for him!

  8. audrey Says:

    so funny, i never learned to cook. i have no excuse now for not learning:) when i saw the soup i thought ‘ooo yum yum.’ maybe the ‘trick’ is to ‘get a few good recipes up my sleeve’ to get me on the road to delicious meals. perhaps i shall start with this one:)…

  9. miss cavendish Says:

    A little off topic, but do tell if you get those yellow shoes . . . I already have my quota of wild yellow-scalloped shoe booties from L.A.M.B.

  10. angiem Says:

    Miss Cavendish, you can bet I will!! Got to go check out those shoe booties from L.A.M.B.

    Audrey, this is the easiest soup I’ve EVER made!

    Stephanie, that is so sweet! :)

    Susan, I will be by again. Hope your cold goes away and you feel better soon. Maybe the soup will be a cure for it.

  11. angiem Says:

    Tay Talk, love your blog! I hope you liked the soup!

    Carmenica, I know you have your hands full with those gorgeous children of yours. This soup won’t keep you cooking away for long. Hope you like it.

    Aurora, it does, doesn’t it? :)

  12. Carmenica Says:

    Made your soup… simple & delicious my favorite :)

  13. angiem Says:

    Carmenica,

    I’m so happy to hear that you like it! :)

  14. Ani Says:

    lol… I was hoping to see a post from Lidia on here cause she said she made this soup that you posted the other day and it was really simple and really really good. It might help to have fresh tomatoes in the garden too like she does.

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